Jailed Evangelical ‘Free In Christ’ In Iran

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent
Farshid Fathi MalayeriTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor in one of Iran's most notorious prisons announced on Christmas Eve he was "free in Christ" behind bars after forgiving guards and other inmates who mistreated him. Farshid Fathi, said though he faced a fourth Christmas in jail separated from his family, he had been "comforted by Immanuel", the Hebrew word for 'God is with us'.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi In High Court Over Death Sentence

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
Asia Bibi to be executed?ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court will hear the appeal of a Pakistani woman who has been "languishing in prison since 2009" after she was sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy against Islam, amid hope her conviction may be overturned, advocacy officials involved in the case told BosNewsLife Saturday, March 15.

Iran Pastor Returns To Jail After Surgery

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Irani-Benham-with-family-300x199TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor of Iran's largest evangelical church movement will return to prison after undergoing surgery for injuries linked to mistreatment behind bars, Iranian Christians said Monday, February 24.

NEWS WATCH: What’s Next For Russia’s Freed Ex-Tycoon Khodorkovsky?

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
KhodorkovskyBERLIN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- After his release from a Russian jail, former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he does not want to return to business or politics, but would fight for those he considers political prisoners. Wearing a sharp suit and smiling, the now 50-year-old Khodorkovsky spoke at his first news conference since his release from prison, which was held at a museum commemorating the Berlin Wall from the Cold War era.

Iran Detains Christian For “Evangelism”

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- There is mounting concern about the fate of a Christian man who is jailed in Iran on charges of evangelism. Hossein Saketi Aramsari, also known as Stephen among his friends, has been detained since July 23, including in the city of Karaj, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) west of Tehran, Iranian Christians said.

Concerns Over Health Of Iranian Christian Prisoner

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

IRANIRANIRANIRANTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian Christian inmate is suffering of serious health problems due to mistreatment in prison, Christians said Saturday, November 16.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Releases Christian After Court Overturns 10-Year Sentence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

iranundergroundchurchcpTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A young Iranian man who was sentenced to ten years imprisonment after converting from Islam to Christianity has been released from jail, Iranian Christians and activists told BosNewsLife Monday, November 4.